Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

USGS Aggregates Time Series Data by State, Type, and End Use

Detailed Description

Construction Aggregates

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) defines the construction aggregates industry as those companies that mine and process crushed stone and (or) construction sand and gravel. Construction aggregates are an essential part of the construction industry and serve as an indicator of the strength of the industry. All 50 U.S. States produce construction aggregates. The USGS National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) collects construction aggregates data from producers that voluntarily complete canvass forms for the survey and estimates production data for nonrespondents based on the Mining Health and Safety Administration worker hours. In 2018, the construction aggregates industry comprised about 5,400 mining companies that manage more than 10,000 operations.

Data Set

This data set contains the following information on construction aggregates standardized to metric tons (t) and dollars per metric ton ($/t):

Production (quantities sold or used) by State

Unit value

Types of Stone

End Uses

This data set replaces the discrete construction aggregate tables that were included in the individual State chapters of the Minerals Yearbook Yearbook Volume II—Area Reports: Domestic prior to 2014. Categories and end uses were combined to reduce the number of data points that were withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. All other data provided by the previous State tables are available through this data set.

 

Sources/Usage

Public Domain.